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Foglight for Hyper-V 5.7.5 - User and Reference Guide

About Foglight for Hyper-V Agent administration Performance monitoring with the Hyper-V Environment dashboard Performance investigation with the Hyper-V Explorer Foglight for Hyper-V alarms Appendix: Hyper-V Agent error codes

About Foglight for Hyper-V

Foglight® for Hyper-V monitors a Microsoft® Hyper-V® virtual infrastructure. Better management of services can be achieved when you are alerted of infrastructure problems before end users are affected. This ensures consistent application performance at established service levels. Foglight for Hyper-V monitors the health of your virtual system by tracking resource consumption such as CPU, network, and memory consumption for individual clusters, servers and virtual machines in your integrated environment.

About your monitored environment

Microsoft® Hyper-V® provides an innovative mechanism for organizing a virtual infrastructure using a unique combination of physical and logical components. Foglight® for Hyper-V accommodates environments of all sizes that leverage the Hyper-V virtualization platform by examining and enhancing the Hyper-V eminently knowledgeable view of the virtual world.

Microsoft Hyper-V allows for the configuration of a hierarchical organizational structure that resides primarily within the virtual domain. This enables organizations to easily configure physical Hyper-V servers and virtual machines to reside in logical groups that dictate various aspects of the virtual infrastructure, like physical object location, resource allocations and limitations for virtual machines, and high availability settings for physical and virtual components.

A Hyper-V infrastructure contains a collection of physical and virtual objects. The physical objects within the virtual infrastructure are those with which you can physically interact. The virtual components or objects that make up the virtual environment cannot exist without the presence of underlying physical components, such as Hyper-V servers. In addition, virtual objects, such as clusters and virtual machines, allow for the advanced configuration of resource management and of high availability settings. Each Hyper-V infrastructure contains a collection of the following object types:

Clusters. A cluster object is a group of Hyper-V servers that share common storage resources and network configurations.
Servers. A Hyper-V server is a physical component required to begin building a virtual infrastructure. Hyper-V servers provide hypervisor-based architecture for controlling and managing resources for the virtual machines that run on it. Virtual machines running on a Hyper-V server share the server’s resources.
SCVMM Servers. A System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) allows you to manage host, networking, and storage resources when creating and deploying virtual machines to virtual clouds.
Virtual Machines. A virtual machine resides on a Hyper-V server. Virtual machines share many of the characteristics of physical systems (like storage and network interaction), but they do not have direct access to the hardware that is used to process. Each virtual machine runs on a guest operating system, for example, Microsoft Windows XP, and is allocated access to a specific set of the server’s resources, that includes the number of processors and the amount of memory it can leverage.
Storage. A Microsoft Windows Cluster Shared Volume (CSV) is a shared disk available for read and write operations by all nodes within a Windows Server Failover Cluster. A Windows Server Failover Cluster is a group of computers that provides continued service when system components fail.
Virtual Switches. A Hyper-V virtual switch is a software-based layer-2 Ethernet network switch. The switch connects virtual machines to virtual and physical networks.

Prerequisites: Foglight for Hyper-V roles

Foglight™ Management Server relies on roles to control user access. Each user can have one or more roles. The roles granted to a user determine the set of actions that the user can perform. The Management Server includes a set of built-in roles that control access to dashboards and reports included with the Management Server. The following roles are included with Foglight for Hyper-V to control access to the Hyper-V dashboards and reports. Your Foglight for Hyper-V users must have the appropriate roles granted to them in order to access related browser interface components:

Hyper-V Administrator: This role provides full access to all components of Foglight for Hyper-V, views and reports.
Hyper-V Automation User: Users with this role can access the Hyper-V Explorer Administration tab. This tab provides quick access to common administrative tasks that include server shutdown, virtual machine creation, resource allocation, and others.
Hyper-V Operator User: This role restricts the user to the Hyper-V Environment and Hyper-V Explorer dashboards only, except the Administration tab. Attempts to navigate to these elements result in the following message: Sorry. The view is not authorized.
Hyper-V QuickView User: This role restricts the user to the Hyper-V Environment dashboard only. Attempts to navigate to the Hyper-V Explorer result in the following message: You are not authorized to access view “Hyper-V Explorer”.
Hyper-V Report User: This role grants access to Foglight for Hyper-V reports only. None of the Hyper-V views are accessible if this is the user’s only role. To work with reports, the user additionally requires the Reports Manager role.

For more information about roles, users, and security, see the Administration and Configuration Help.

Prerequisites: Foglight for Hyper-V configuration

Foglight for Hyper-V requires the following configuration prerequisites:

NOTE: Follow the Microsoft documentation to add a user to the SCVMM administrator role
NOTE: Follow the Microsoft documentation to add a member to a local group
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